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Pom Pom Island beach looking towards Tun Sakaran Marine Park

Pom Pom Island is 30km NE of Semporna in Sabah, East Malaysia. It is a small white sand island completely surrounded by coral reefs. There is no village, no pollution and very little fishing. The reef has amazing biodiversity with very large numbers of fish and coral species. The fish life is recovering [formerly dead link] and the corals are being replanted by TRACC to reduce the areas of rubble and increase larval fish settlement.

Get in[edit]

Map of Pom Pom Island

The only transport to Pom Pom Island is arranged by the two resorts Celebes Beach resort or Sipadan Pom Pom Resort

Get around[edit]

There are no roads on the island and the forest is generally impassable. the only way from place to place is to walk along the beach at low tide or to snorkel


amazing marine life nesting turtles


  • Learn to snorkel or dive.


The only food on the island is at the resorts.


There are no independent bars or restaurants on the island.


  • 1 Sipadan Pom Pom Island Resort.
  • 2 Mussah Poteh Resort.

Stay safe[edit]

There is no village so everyone on the island works for a resort, normally there is very little crime. The island has no poisonous snakes and the most dangerous creatures are centipedes which bite and mosquito bites which can become infected. There is no Malaria. for more information on dangers see the risk asessment [formerly dead link].

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